CRAFT & CREATE is a HIANA FOUNDATION project where we use creative arts to inspire young people, children and women to develop new interests. We specialise in developing Imagination, Inspiration and Ingenuity to enhance Confidence. Our hope is to inspire creative desires and encourage people to experience the pure joy of learning and creating! Creativity is contagious and we want to do our best to pass it on.

Today it is difficult to find activities that will interest young people and children and that will also develop other important skills. Skills that can be used to enrich one’s life.

Conception

This story begins, when Venessa began as a creative, curious, and a self-taught crafter, making handmade greeting cards, and progressed to gifts, for friends and family, on special occasions, as a hobby. Her cards and gifts became so popular amongst her family and friends, on birthdays and at weddings, that she began making them in advance, and in no time at all her living room became her craft room and began to overflow with hand-made, personalised gifts! Venessa, is 100% obsessive about crafting.  A great passion she wants to share, so people will know the love of all things crafty. She wants to show people that a lot of crafts are easier to learn than you think.

Venessa worked in the demanding hair and beauty industry for two decades in her previous life, but always loved doing arty things. She grew up in an environment where most things were handmade and finished with love. Her mother, who was an inspiring and resourceful woman, taught her and her younger sister to sew from a very young age. This led to developing her love for crafting. Making things for herself, her family, friends and home allowed her to learn, improve and practice everything she knows.

Now her passion is to share her range of skills and contemporary style to teach others. She specialises in teaching beginners and keen crafters in sewing, upcycling and DIY projects. etc. Her classes are always informative, personalised, friendly and fun.

Classes

CRAFT & CREATE have a fantastic team of teachers who make the workshops unique and an inspiring creative hub. We provide affordable classes that are effortless and fun to attend.

All the materials, tools and instructions required for each workshop are included in the price. So simply, participants just need to turn up and be ready to be inspired and learn a new craft. They will leave the workshop with a new skill and a beautiful item created by them.

Most classes are suitable for complete beginners and limited to six to eight people only per class. Each workshop is taught by an expert in their craft. Our beginner’s classes are designed to teach the basics so that if the learner wants to develop their skills the class would be a fantastic stepping stone.
We are a very friendly lot who are partial to a bit of old-fashioned craftsmanship with a modern twist.

We extend our workshops to host group events for hen parties, baby showers, corporate events and afternoon tea birthday parties for children that want to get together and celebrate, learn to craft in a lovely, tranquil and crafty setting.

Our workshops include sewing, Jewellery Making, Mosiac Making, Clay Charm making, T- shirt Designing, Mask Making and lots more.

All will be warmly welcomed by one of our trained and friendly DBS checked CRAFT & CREATE teachers. So, if your undiscovered creative side is simply learning to sew, then join one of our craft workshops where crafty souls can congregate to do just that. Expect to learn new skills, show off creations and have a lot of fun all at an affordable price.

Boutique

The charitable store sells lovingly-made, bespoke gifts for every occasion. Many Gift’D Boutique items are handmade, meaning you will never be able to buy another one quite the same somewhere else! On top of that, many of the gifts are fully customisable, with countless sizes, colours, shapes, backgrounds and letters to choose from!

So, whether you are searching for that special baby gift or an amazing wedding present, let us help you to find a way to show how much you love and care.  As you simultaneously show our young people how much you care by choosing Gift’D Boutique over your local high street store.

Venessa’s unique, personalised, gift through the HIANA Foundation, becomes your gift, when your special purchase!

These gifts are too many and unique to describe, come by, pay us a visit and see for yourself! We can guarantee that you’ll find something you LOVE!

Making A Difference

Little Dress for Africa, is a non-profit Christian organisation we are looking to work with. We have a great passion for this organisation. Their work is amazing and wonderfully and we would like to make and donate dress to their cause. Their MISSION: is to provide relief to vulnerable children throughout the Continent of Africa and beyond.

“Because girl orphans are among the most devalued and abused in their culture, and face such oppression, it is the mission of Little Dresses for Africa to plant in the hearts of these little girls that they are worthy.  It is reported that girls wearing a new little dress are much less likely to be abducted, abused or molested because the new little dress shows that someone cares about them.  AND WE DO! And we know you care, too!”

http://www.littledressesforafrica.org/blog/making-a- difference/